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Wednesday, 04/09/2014, 09:01 am

Tim Kennedy On Michael Bisping: ‘He’s a dirty fighter. You have to be mentally prepared for him to do dirty things’

 
Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping have been verbally sparring for many weeks now, in lead up to their April 16 showdown on the TUF Nations Finale card. And while Bisping is known for throwing lingual jabs at any opponent that even looks at him the wrong way, Kennedy is showing that he’s no slouch in the smack-talk department, either.
 
On Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour (MMAFighting.com), Kennedy had a few choice words to say about Bisping, and his “fighting style”:
 
He always eye gouges. He always kicks to the groin. He always grabs shorts. He always grabs the cage. He always lifts his arm over the top of the cage. Not habitually, but always. Every fight, he does it. He’s a dirty fighter.”
 
I’m hoping we have a strong reffing presence,” Kennedy says. “That does make a difference. There’s a big disparity between having guys like Big John McCarthy and Herb Dean in there that are aggressive.”
 
You have to be mentally prepared for him to do dirty things,” Kennedy said. “I can’t freak out when he grabs my shorts. I have to be aware of him trying to poke me in the eye with his fingers.”
 
Let’s hope that all of these insults and accusations being thrown at one-another translate into an equally entertaining fight, come April 16.
 
By Jim Chadwick | Twitter

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